Never Fails to Impress!
Having now completed my tour with John Healy I can say there is no doubt that he is absolutely the best and there is no better way to see Ireland. I have mentioned in prior reviews how great is his enthusiasm for sharing his country and culture; his wonderful talents in story-telling, history lessons and singing; and the flexibility of his tours,offering many options for the day, whether bike riding, walking, or just hanging out on the van or in a pub if that’s what you feel like doing.
Although I have been on the Southwest tour 4 times, each time has brought something new. This trip brought us to Morrissey’s Pub – a truly authentic Irish pub in Abbeyleix and a couple of new ruins one of which was a beautiful round tower MyTours had never visited before. A hike in Killarney National Park was another first for me. Our weather was not terribly coopertive but that did nothing to dampen the fun. There was always hot whiskey in a quaint pub somewhere or a picnic safe and dry aboard the bus. McCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere and O’Neill’s Railway Tavern on the Dingle Peninsula are always fun stops and wandering among the cows and the ruins of Athasall Abbey and the moss-covered forests of Gougane Barra are favorite places for me. Stays at the Gougane Barra Hotel, Davitt’s in Kenmare, Portmagee Heights in Portmagee and the Dingle Bay Hotel were all wonderful. The music and craic in Dingle ended the trip perfectly.
I continue to be impressed with MyTours and John’s concern and effort to see that everyone, no matter how diverse the group, has fun and sees and does what they want. It makes him a standout in my book.